Kelly Sue in Conversation with Akilah Hughes

Kelly Sue DeConnick will join writer, comedian, and YouTuber Akilah Hughes to discuss her new book, Obviously: Stories From My Timeline.

“In Akilah Hughes’s world, family–and life–are often complicated, but always funny. Through intimate and hilarious essays, Akilah takes readers along on her journey from the small Kentucky town where she was born–and eventually became a spelling bee champ and 15-year-old high school graduate–to New York City, where she took careful steps to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer and performer. Like Tiffany Haddish’s The Last Black Unicorn or Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? for the YA set, Akilah pens revealing and laugh-out-loud funny essays about her life, covering everything from her racist fifth grade teacher, her struggles with weight and acne, her failed attempts at joining the cheerleading team, how to literally get to New York (hint: for a girl on a budget, it may include multiple bus transfers) and exactly how to “make it” once you finally get there.”

Join us Monday, September 30 at 7 p.m. at the Clackamas Town Center Barnes & Noble.

For more information about the event or Obviously: Stories From My Timeline, click this link.

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